In Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, repressive dictators have been overthrown by the efforts of many women, as well as men. But conservative forms of Islam are still deeply influential in all those countries, and continuing struggles may be needed to maintain — much less increase — women's rights. Also, jobs numbers make the road to re-election steeper, and three national heroes aren't "cricket" any more in Pakistan.
Banner image: A Libyan Muslim woman holds a pistol while shouting slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi after a mass Friday noon prayer at Revolution Square in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on May 20, 2011. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images